Is Maui Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Maui is relatively safe for solo female travelers. The locals are often friendly and helpful. The majority of the island feels safe, even when walking alone at night in tourist areas. Be conscious of your surroundings and secure your personal belongings to avoid petty theft, which can occasionally occur. Always use your own discretion and take standard safety precautions as you would in any other place.

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How safe is Maui?

Safety at nightSafe

Maui is generally considered to be a safe travel destination. However, it is always essential to take precautions at night. All areas in Maui are not equally well-lit or populated, and it can vary from locales like tourist resorts and towns to quiet, isolated beaches. While crime rate is low, typical precautions like not displaying expensive possessions, being aware of your surroundings, and not walking alone in dark or secluded areas apply. Overall, Maui is a safe place to visit even for solo female travelers.

Public transportationSafe

Public transportation in Maui, is fairly reliable and safe. Most people find the buses to be clean and the drivers friendly and helpful. However, as with any mode of public transportation, remain alert about your surroundings, hold onto your belongings, and avoid traveling alone at night. Always prepare your route in advance to minimize uncertainty.

Street harassmentLow

Generally, Maui is considered pretty safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment is not a serious issue there due to the welcoming and respectful nature of the locals. Most inhabitants are accustomed to tourists and exhibit a friendly attitude. However, as in any locale, it's important to keep your wits about you and stay in well-populated areas, especially at night.

Petty crimesLow

Maui is generally a safe destination for tourists and solo travelers alike. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing, theft or burglary do occur, but they are not widespread. Most parts of the island have a strong sense of community and value the safety of both residents and visitors. However, it's always important to exercise common sense and not leave your belongings unattended in public areas or in your rental car, especially at beaches and parks.

Tap waterVery safe

Tap water in Maui is considered safe for drinking, preparing meals, and brushing teeth. This is because it undergoes stringent quality checks as per the United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines before reaching households. Also, it is continuously monitored and tested to meet all federal and state drinking water regulations. Hence, in general, there is no need to worry about consuming tap water in Maui.

Is United States safe right now?

When traveling to the United States, both the Canadian and Australian governments recommend that you take normal safety precautions. Ensure you maintain awareness of your personal security at all times, guard your belongings, and stay informed about any possible safety or security risks in the areas you are visiting.
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises you to take standard security precautions while in the United States. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: February 20, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in the United States of America. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: September 8, 2023

Is Maui safe to visit?

4.4 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip to Maui. It was amazing and I never felt unsafe. I stayed at a hostel where they offered free tours, which was a great way to meet new people and explore interesting places on the island. I highly recommend this trip.

Posted: June 10, 2023
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Is Maui safe to live?

Is Maui worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 4 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4/5

Safety

4.4/5

Food

3.7/5

Budget-friendly

2.1/5

Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip to Maui. It was amazing and I never felt unsafe. I stayed at a hostel where they offered free tours, which was a great way to meet new people and explore interesting places on the island. I highly recommend this trip.

Posted: June 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Paia is located just before the start of the road to Hana. Visit this place on your way back to the hotel. At the beginning of the road to Hana, there is a beach where you can usually see many turtles. Make sure you are respectful and keep your distance. If you want to see turtles in the ocean, the black rock area in front of the Sheraton at the northern end of the hotels is always a great place where you are most likely to see sea turtles. I really enjoyed Haleakala at sunrise - you need to book it in advance. If you do, make sure you bring warm clothes.

Posted: October 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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